Plunkett, who is 69 years old, has had 18 surgeries. He has artificial knees, an artificial shoulder and has had operations on his back. The Bay Area News Group said he takes 13 pills for his various issues: six in the morning and seven at night. A year ago, Almond wrote Plunkett contracted Bell’s Palsy, a temporary facial paralysis that caused one side of Plunkett’s face to droop. That disappeared, then bad headaches started, and Plunkett’s physician thinks that’s related to the Bell’s Palsy.
“My life sucks,” Plunkett told the Bay Area News Group. “It’s no fun being in this body right now. Everything hurts.”